Chaetoglobosin is a Mycotoxin produced by the fungal organism Chaetomium Globosum. Chaetomium Globosum produces two potent mycotoxins, Chaetoglobosin A and Chaetoglobosin C when grown on building material. These toxins break down when exposed to temperatures in excess of 75 degrees C. Growth and mycotoxin production by Chaetomium Globosum is favored at a neutral pH. The mycotoxins can be detected in body fluids and human tissues from patients exposed to mycotoxin producing molds, and we showed which human tissues or fluids were the most likely to give positive results for detection of these compounds. (Taken from The possible role of fungal contamination in sick building syndrome. Straus DC1)
- Proprietary Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
- The test is a competitive direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) which allows the user to obtain concentrations in parts per billion (ppb).
Reason for Testing:
The reason for the testing is to detect clinically significant mycotoxins from pathogenic fungi in clinical samples. Mycotoxins are known to be harmful to patients and the purpose of the testing is to identify the mycotoxins and enable the patient to find a treatment to remove the mycotoxins from their body. The testing is also a useful tool to monitor the progress of the treatment to insure that the mycotoxins are being removed and the level detected is normal.
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